ARC Review: Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas My rating: 5 of 5 stars If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he … Continue reading ARC Review: Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Diversity Spotlight Thursday #106

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks, and is all about highlighting diverse literature. Diversity Spotlight takes place every Thursday, and it will be featuring three books in any given week: A diverse book you have read and enjoyed A diverse book that has already been released but … Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday #106

Book Review: A Song Of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

A Song Of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown My Ratings: 5/5 The first in an fantasy duology inspired by West African folklore in which a grieving crown princess and a desperate refugee find themselves on a collision course to murder each other despite their growing attraction. For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a … Continue reading Book Review: A Song Of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

ARC Review: Vagrant Queen Vol. 1 by Magdalene Visaggio, Jason Smith, Harry Saxon & Zakk Saam

Vagrant Queen Vol. 1 by Magdalene Visaggio My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars Former child queen Elida was driven from her throne at age ten and forced to wander the galaxy, evading the revolutionary forces that wanted her dead. When an old frenemy claims to know the whereabouts of Elida’s long-lost mother, she is forced to … Continue reading ARC Review: Vagrant Queen Vol. 1 by Magdalene Visaggio, Jason Smith, Harry Saxon & Zakk Saam

ARC Review: Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Rooted in foundational loss and the hope that can live in anger, Riot Baby is both a global dystopian narrative an intimate family story with quietly devastating things to say about love, fury, and the black American experience. Ella and Kev are brother and sister, … Continue reading ARC Review: Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

Diversity Spotlight Thursday #46

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks, and is all about highlighting diverse literature. Diversity Spotlight takes place every Thursday, and it will be featuring three books in any given week: A diverse book you have read and enjoyed A diverse book that has already been released but … Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday #46

ARC Review: Quincredible Vol. 1: Quest to Be the Best! by Rodney Barnes, Selina Espiritu & Kelly Fitzpatrick

Quincredible Vol. 1: Quest to Be the Best! by Rodney Barnes My rating: 3 of 5 stars Invulnerability is a pretty useless superpower if you've only got a one-hundred pound frame to back it up. That's what Quinton West's life became when he went from small guy who got beat up to small guy who … Continue reading ARC Review: Quincredible Vol. 1: Quest to Be the Best! by Rodney Barnes, Selina Espiritu & Kelly Fitzpatrick

Diversity Spotlight Thursday #33

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks, and is all about highlighting diverse literature. Diversity Spotlight takes place every Thursday, and it will be featuring three books in any given week: A diverse book you have read and enjoyed A diverse book that has already been released but … Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday #33

Review: Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink

Alice Isn't Dead by Joseph Fink My rating: 4 of 5 stars “This isn’t a story. It’s a road trip." Keisha Taylor lived a quiet life with her wife, Alice, until the day that Alice disappeared. After months of searching, presuming she was dead, Keisha held a funeral, mourned, and gradually tried to get on with … Continue reading Review: Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink

ARC Review: Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi & various

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America by Ibi Zoboi My rating: 5 of 5 stars Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be … Continue reading ARC Review: Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi & various

Diversity Spotlight Thursday #28

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks, and is all about highlighting diverse literature. Diversity Spotlight takes place every Thursday, and it will be featuring three books in any given week: A diverse book you have read and enjoyed A diverse book that has already been released but … Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday #28

Diversity Spotlight Thursday #25

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks, and is all about highlighting diverse literature. Diversity Spotlight takes place every Thursday, and it will be featuring three books in any given week: A diverse book you have read and enjoyed A diverse book that has already been released but … Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday #25

ARC Review: This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender

This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Nathan Bird doesn’t believe in happy endings. Although he’s the ultimate film buff and an aspiring screenwriter, Nate’s seen the demise of too many relationships to believe that happy endings exist in real life. Playing it safe to avoid … Continue reading ARC Review: This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender